Marta Nael
Marta Nael
Concept Artist / Illustrator
Barcelona, Spain

Summary

From a very young age, I knew what I wanted to become as a grown-up. So my love for art started at a very early age.
I have a love for all artistic disciplines but after completing a Fine Arts degree I started to learn digital art, matte painting and concept art, something which has enabled me to embark in a variety of projects from book and musical album covers to background illustrations amongst many others.

During my Fine Arts degree, a professor introduced me to a new process of creating, starting by shading the whole canvas, roughing out shapes, using light and color mainly and it quickly became my main passion. So my style could be described as a game of light and color, which gives way to colorful and painterly illustrations, whether they are characters, environments or concept art.

I got my first commissions in 2010 when I was finishing my Fine Arts degree and a year later I won ImagineFX Rising Stars award, and also Expomanga's Best Spanish Illustrator. I've done tutorials for magazines such as Advanced Photoshop or ImagineFX and given many workshops in Spain, while also attending several Comic and Manga Cons in this country.

My work has appeared in many artbooks such as Digital Art Masters (3dtotal), Exotique (Ballistic) or Sketching from the imagination (3dtotal).

In the last 7 years I've published four artbooks with Spanish publisher Ediciones Babylon, two of them mainly digital, and the other two featuring only traditional media.

Skills

Concept ArtEnvironment DesignIllustrationMatte PaintingCharacter DesignBook Cover Illustration

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign

Experience

  • Artist and Art Director at EDICIONES BABYLON
    Ontinyent, Valencia, Spain
    April 2011 - Present